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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late May-Aug.

Forewing: 3.5-4mm.

Foodplant: Various grasses.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded18921892
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records1020
Number of individuals1020
Unique positions714
Unique locations816
Adult records816
Immature records00

For the region, we have a total of 20 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1892.


0896 Cosmopterix orichalcea 02
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0896 Cosmopterix orichalcea 01
© Jamie McMillan

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